Why Delhi is like this?
Although Delhi lives in limelight every time as it the national capital but in the months of October-November it becomes center of discussion for the whole different reason “Pollution and Smog”.
Yes these are the headlines which gets associated with the Delhi the last things which anyone wants to associate with their cities. The problem of smog and pollution only gets highlighted when it’s directly visible. But we forget that it’s there all the time. According to WHO report which said that among 1650 cities Delhi is the worst of any major city in the world. The same report also claims that 2.2 million children in Delhi have irreversible lung damage due to the poor quality of the air. I that pollution can lower children’s immune system and increase the risks of cancer, epilepsy, diabetes and even adult-onset diseases like multiple sclerosis.
India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences published a research paper in October 2018 attributing almost 41% of PM2.5 air pollution in Delhi to vehicular emissions, 21.5% to dust and 18% to industries. So here we can see that most part is being caused by Conventional fuel vehicles.
So why not try to discard the diesel and petrol vehicles and switch to electric ones. A variety of vehicles come under this type, buses, cars, bikes, scooters, bicycles and much more. And the advantage? No harmful emissions. No carbon monoxide, no nitrogen dioxide. Such vehicles are boon to pollution fighting countries and cities. Usage of electric vehicles will give the city a chance to breathe. Controlling air pollution due to vehicular emissions will reduce the poisonous atmosphere by remarkable levels. Not only Delhi but also other cities which are on red alert for increasing pollution levels can use this welcome technology.
Is the only advantage of using electric vehicles to reduce harmful emissions? No, though it is the major and most lucrative advantage. Electric vehicles have a lot cheaper maintenance and running costs. And its eco friendly nature gives added health benefits. So let us step forward to a better future for us and our next generation with electric vehicles, and make the world a better, cleaner and safer place to live in, breathe in and die in.